Recommended Age for Colon Cancer Screenings Lowered
Porter H. Glover, MD, with Hattiesburg Clinic Gastroenterology, recently spoke with WDAM and WHLT about the newly lowered recommended age for colon cancer screenings. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force lowered the recommended age for colorectal cancer screenings from 50 to 45 years old, which matches the change made by the American Cancer Society in 2018.
“The percentage of people being diagnosed with colon cancer from ages 45-50 is increasing every year. In fact, it’s increasing 2% on a yearly basis,” Glover said.
There are three types of screening tests and of these a colonoscopy is the gold standard for colon cancer screenings.
Follow these links to watch the full interviews:
WDAM: CLICK HERE
WHLT: CLICK HERE